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Live in an animal friendly apartment – follow the rules and keep your dog on his dog leash and clean up after him.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009
posted by Jim Murphy

no-pets-allowed-signsI was in real estate and one of the most annoying things to me is that so many of the condos and co-ops in Bergen County, N.J. do not allow pets! This made my job a lot more difficult because according to a recent apartments.com survey of more than 1,000 renters around the U.S., nearly 90% who responded said that they have an animal. More than 80% said an animal friendly policy played a major role in where they chose to live. 30% sought out an apartment in close proximity to desirable animal amenities such as dog parks, walking trails and a veterinary office. There were more than 11 million searches for animal friendly apartments on apartments.com in 2008.  Nothing annoys me more than a co-op or condo complex that does not allow pets. They’re too lazy to develop and enforce rules and regulations! Face it animals and a part of most of our lives. These places should get with the program or they may stay vacant for a very long time and it serves them right. If you are lucky enough to live in a pet friendly building, follow the rules, walk your dog in designated areas, keep him on his dog leash and clean up after him. If you own a pet, don’t even consider a co-op in Bergen County, NJ. The rules are ridiculous and pets are out without a doubt!!cute-dog-2



One Response to “Live in an animal friendly apartment – follow the rules and keep your dog on his dog leash and clean up after him.”

  1. g says:

    I live in a condo in NY which allows pets. Up to 2 animals per unit. There is a ‘dog run’ where dogs can run loose, and lots of pathways for nice walks. The Association has a leash law, and dogs are not allowed to roam or “deposit” on the grass/common areas. Owners are expected to pick up after their pets. Fines are imposed if caught. However, despite these requirements, owners continue to let their dogs loose (perhaps thinking they “own” common grounds?), and do not pick up after them, leaving the mess behind. These people are the ones ruin a good situation for pets and their people.

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